Events & Activities

Tenth Annual Fairy Tale Ball at The Urbana Free Library

March 10, 2017 -
6:00pm to 9:00pm

Come one, come all to the Fairy Tale Ball!

Adventure and excitement await! Fairy tale lovers of all ages are invited to an evening of stories, crafts, games, and entertainment. Don your shiny suit of armor, sparkly ball gown, or dress like your favorite fairy tale character and join us for an evening of fantasy and frivolity.

To view a schedule of events and for parking information, visit:

For more information, contact Lauren Chambers ( or Kathy Wicks ( at 217-367-4057.

Curtis Road Corridor Study Public Workshop

February 18, 2017 -
8:30am to 11:00am

Join us and CCRPC for an overview of the work to date and an opportunity to provide input:

  • What are your priorities for the Curtis Road Corridor?

Curtis Road Corridor StudySaturday, February 18, 2017, 8:30-11:00am
Church of Christ, 2601 Philo Road, Urbana
(NW corner of Philo and Windsor) 

The Curtis Road Corridor Study includes 4.6 miles of Curtis Road from Neil Street/U.S. 45 to High Cross Road/IL 130. The goal of this study is to identify infrastructure that facilitates mobility within and between the surrounding jurisdictions as well as supports and protects the disparate surrounding land uses, including the University of Illinois agricultural research and educational fields known as the South Farms.

CCRPC strives to provide an environment welcoming to all persons regardless of physcial or mental challenges, race, gender, or religion. Please call (217) 819-4077 to request special accommodations two business days in advance. 

MCORE Pre-Construction Open House

February 22, 2017 -
3:00pm to 7:00pm

A pre-construction open house for the MCORE (Multimodal Corridor Enhancement) project will be held on Wednesday, February 22, 2017, from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. at the project field office located at 24 East Green Street, Unit 19, Champaign, Illinois 61820.

The open house will be conducted on an informal basis; no formal presentation is planned. Exhibits, plans and aerial photography of the proposed improvements will be available for viewing during this time. Project representatives will be available to discuss the current construction plans for the project and to answer any questions.

The MCORE project is a transformative $44 million project designed to improve mobility in the core of the community. Project partners include the City of Urbana, City of Champaign, Champaign-Urbana Mass Transit District, the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and the Illinois Department of Transportation.

Contractor's Breakfast

February 24, 2017 - 7:30am

The cities of Urbana, Champaign, Rantoul and Champaign County invite General Contractors and Sub-Contractors interested in participating in their various Housing Rehabilitation Programs to attend a free informational breakfast meeting on February 24, 2017 starting at 7:30am, El Toro, 2561 West Springfield Avenue, Champaign.

Please contact Randy Burgett, Housing Rehabilitation Coordinator, City of Urbana, at 217-384-2373, for more information or to RSVP for the breakfast; please RSVP by February 17, 2017.

Winter Blast Sale on Chipped Mulch at the Landscape Recycling Center

April 15, 2017 - 5:00pm

Beginning February 1, 2017, the Landscape Recycling center is offering Premium Chipped Hardwood Mulch for just $10 per cubic yard. That’s a savings of 60% off the regular price of $25 per cubic yard. The sale will continue while supplies last.

Premium Chipped Hardwood Mulch is:

  • Carmel to dark brown and uniform fine chip-like texture
  • Made from local tree trimming materials. Select chips are composted and aged for several months before being milled into a top grade, uniform product.
  • Excellent for pathways and garden trails as well as around trees, shrubs, perennials and annual flowers and spring bulbs.

Sale price applies to residents and commercial landscapers/haulers.
Regular delivery fees apply.
Cannot be combined with any other offers.

First Friday Valentine’s Day Warm-up with John McMahon & Alyssa Gambill

February 3, 2017 -
6:00pm to 8:00pm

Warm up your heart with an evening of music and creativity at this very special Valentine's Day First Friday event.

Joining us will be local duo John McMahon and Alyssa Gambill who will share their unique blend of acoustic rock and folk, with a few Beatles tunes thrown into the mix. Stop by to enjoy the music and to make something creative for your sweetie (or yourself!) for Valentine’s Day.

First Friday events are the brainchild of Imbibe Urbana. Come for the special events or come to use your Library: We are here for you either way!

For more information, contact Joel Spencer ( or Kathy Wicks ( at 217-367-4058.

Urbana Stormwater Public Meeting

February 15, 2017 - 5:30pm

Announcing the first annual Urbana Stormwater Public Meeting!

Urbana residents are invited to join the City of Urbana Engineering Staff for a discussion on urban stormwater management and the City's NPDES permit for Municipal Separate Storm Sewer Systems (MS4).  Discussion topics will include:

  • Minimum Control Measures for the Stormwater Management Program
  • Annual NPDES Phase II Stormwater Report
  • Public Input regarding Stormwater Management

We want to hear from you!  Bring a friend, family member, or neighbor.  We will be happy to answer as many questions as we can regarding the City's storm sewer system and our efforts to keep the waters in our community as clean and healthy as possible.  Stop by any time between 5:30pm and 6:30pm at the Urbana Civic Center, located at 108 E. Water Street in Urbana.